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Texas injury situation improved with extra time off

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Keaontay Ingram is still questionable, but Joshua Moore and the tight ends benefitted from the postponed game against the Jayhawks.

NCAA Football: Baylor at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 16 days since the Texas Longhorns held off the West Virginia Mountaineers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, an unusual length of time off in an unusual year that just featured the season’s first postponed game for the Longhorns — Saturday’s planned road trip to Lawrence to face the Kansas Jayhawks.

The result is a rested and healthy Texas team with an injury report that “looks a lot better than it would have last year,” according to head coach Tom Herman on Monday.

The player most likely to miss the game is junior running back Keaontay Ingram, who suffered a high ankle sprain early in the game against Oklahoma State and hasn’t played since. Herman listed Ingram as questionable.

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore (shoulder) and sophomore tight end Jared Wiley (shoulder) are both probable. Moore suffered his shoulder injury against West Virginia, while Wiley suffered his in practice.

Another tight end also suffered an injury in practice the week following the game against the Mountaineers — senior Cade Brewer (chest contusion). Barring any setbacks this week, Brewer is expected to play, as is redshirt sophomore nose tackle Keondre Coburn, who suffered a mild high ankle sprain in the last game. Sophomore wide receiver Jordan Whittington (hip flexor) is also expected to make his first appearance since he recorded 10 receptions against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.